Chad Green in Agreement on a Deal With the Blue Jays

Chad Green

Chad Green is signing a two-year, $8.5 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays. Michael Marino of Fantrax was the first to report on the deal, including options for 2025 and 2026. The 31-year-old spent his entire career with the New York Yankees since 2016. Tommy John surgery but an abrupt halt to Green’s 2022 campaign, undergoing the procedure in June. A return to the mound in 2023 is possible but likely after the All-Star break.

There is a complicated structure that will occur after this season. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Blue Jays will decide on a three-year club option. Should they differ, Green is eligible for a player option for 2024. If he declines, Toronto can decide on a two-year option with a higher value.

Chad Green to the Blue Jays

The Detroit Tigers drafted Green in the 11th round of the 2013 MLB Draft. Green appeared in 62 games, starting in 52 of them. He compiled a 15-18 record in three minor league seasons with a 3.55 ERA, 278 strikeouts, and one save in 299 1/3 innings pitched. In December 2015, Green was traded to the Yankees for Justin Wilson. He began the year with Tripe-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees promoted Green on May 14, 2016, while pitching in several roles. Green was a starter early in his career but transitioned to a reliever capable of throwing multiple innings.

Since his debut, Green has been seen as a reliable-late inning option. He owns a career 3.17 ERA and’s also known to be a high-velocity strikeout machine with 11.6 K/9. His addition to the Blue Jays shows Toronto’s front office willingness to improve the bullpen. Earlier in the offseason, they bolstered their bullpen by acquiring Erik Swanson from the Seattle Mariners for Teoscar Hernández.

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Chad Green, Justin Wilson, Erik Swanson, Teoscar Hernández